Editing - Tools

Pop-up Toolbox on Right-Click

If this option is activated, the toolbox opens on right-click in the event display and editors. You can change the number of rows in which the tools are arranged on the toolbox. Keep the right mouse button pressed until the mouse pointer changes to a double arrow and drag to the bottom or right.

  • To open the context menu instead of the toolbox, press any modifier key when right-clicking.

Cross-Hair Cursor

This allows you to set up a cross-hair cursor when working in the event display and editors, facilitating navigation and editing, especially when arranging in large projects. You can set up the colors for the line and the mask of the cross-hair cursor, and define its width. The cross-hair cursor works as follows:

  • If the Selection tool (or one of its subtools) is selected, the cross-hair cursor appears when you start moving or copying a part/event or when you use the event trim handles.

  • If the Draw tool, the Cut tool, or any other tool that makes use of this function is selected, the cross-hair cursor appears as soon as you move the mouse over the event display.

  • The cross-hair cursor is only available for tools where such a function is of any use.


If the Key Editor, Drum Editor or the Audio Part Editor is open in the lower zone of the Project window and Link Project and Lower Zone Cursors is activated, the cross-hair cursor is shown in the lower zone editor and in the Project window.

Select Tool: Show Extra Info

Activate this to show a tooltip for the Object Selection tool in the Project window event display. This tooltip indicates the current pointer position and the name of the track and event at which you are pointing.

Warn before switching Display Domain (Timewarp Tool) (Cubase Pro only)

If this option is activated, a warning opens if you select the Timewarp tool and the ruler is not set to Bars and Beats.

Zoom Tool Standard Mode: Horizontal Zooming Only

This affects the result when using the Zoom tool (magnifying glass).

If this option is activated and you drag a selection rectangle with the Zoom tool, the window is only zoomed horizontally and the track height does not change. If this option is deactivated, the window is zoomed both horizontally and vertically.